Is Car Tech Harmful or Useful?

Is car technology really more harmful than helpful? Here’s what you need to know. For GPS tracking solutions, call RMT today!

A lot of car manufacturers have turned to high-tech options that are supposed to make driving easier, but is this really what happens? Or, is all the technology that’s included in most 2015 models simply more harmful than good? Why Technology Can be Distracting If you’ve ever tried to figure out how to use the voice command options in your car while also trying to navigate traffic, you probably have a good idea of how technology can cause problems. Most new cars take a few hours to get used to, and some car dealerships even provide buyers with detailed walk-throughsRead More

Safeti: A GPS-based Safety Device

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Every once in a while, a crowdfunding campaign catches our eye. This time that campaign is for a new device called ‘Safeti.’ Safeti is an “on-demand personal safety concierge” device that aims to make traveling alone or just walking around town alone safer. Here’s a closer look at the new Safeti device. What It Does Imagine for a moment that you’re leaving your gym at night, and you have to walk through a deserted indoor parking lot in order to reach your car. As you start walking, you hear footsteps behind you, and those footsteps start to increase in speedRead More

Ways to Get Freight Loads that Pay

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Owners and operators in the freight world know one thing to be very true: without loads, there is no business. As luck would have it, the holiday season tends to be one of the slowest too. So, how do you get the work when there just aren’t a ton to go around? Here are some helpful tips. Your Ideal Client The fastest way to start is to check a load board. Picking from a load board is likely to get you smaller paying gigs — a lot of boards only have small or one-time jobs.. That may not be theRead More

Top Cars for Travel

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If you’ve ever been stuck in the back or front of a very small or really uncomfortable car on a long road trip, you know how important a comfortable car is. Whether you are planning an upcoming trip or just happen to travel a lot by car, here are some of the cars that you might want to consider buying or renting the next time a long trip is in the cards. Volkswagen Jetta Sport: Any VW wagon is a good roadtrip choice really, but the Jetta Sport happens to top this list because it’s both spacious and comfortable.. FordRead More

Seiko’s New Astron GPS Watch

Seiko Astron GPS Watch

With all the hype about the new James Bond movie, you might be inclined to think the new Seiko Astron is a 007 gadget — that’s the fictitious stuff that the Astron is made of. But this isn’t fiction. It’s a real watch that anyone (spy or otherwise) can wear. What’s spy-like about the Astron is that it harnesses the power of GPS satellites. The automatic watch changes time no matter where you are on the planet using GPS technology. No more messing with watch times when you cross the pond, and no more arriving to a meeting three hoursRead More

Honda’s New Compact SUV

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There are few things more irritating than massive SUVs double-parked on a bustling urban street. Not only is this frustrating for the people that can’t get around the road-blocking car, it’s also frustrating for drivers of these huge vehicles that can’t easily park anywhere without attracting way too much angry attention. This is the exact reason why a number of car manufacturers are starting to create compact SUVs that have all the luxury and size of a traditional SUV on the inside, but none of the massive girth that causes blocked roads, frustrated drivers, and difficulties keeping to one lane.Read More

BMW Reinvents the Streetlight

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While it’s not a wheel, the new streetlights that BMW is working on do reinvent what’s tried, true, and tired. Old streetlights get a new facelift with BMW’s ‘Light and Charge’ technology. This tech uses LED lights that are similar to car headlights, but these lights come with BMW’s ‘ChargeNow’ electrical stations too. So, instead of installing separate car charging stations along roadsides and in parking lots, BMW’s invention will use existing electrical infrastructure to combine LED streetlights with charging stations. How the Light and Charge Tech Will Work The charging stations will let electric car owners plug into theRead More

Smart Parking: A Novel New Concept

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Car technology has made a lot of progress over the past few months, but we haven’t heard much about smart parking – a new concept created by a California company called Streetline. I’m guessing that you haven’t heard of smart parking yet, but it’s bound to be a big deal if the concept takes off. What Is Smart Parking? It’s kind of tough to explain this concept concisely, since smart parking really spans a bunch of different topics and categories, but, essentially, smart parking involves parking lot data collection. Using data collected, companies and governments that own parking lots canRead More

Car Tech May Not be all It’s Cracked Up to Be

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Have you heard the term “infotainment?” Think of things like integrated GPS systems, and other technology that is integrated into modern cars. It’s getting increasingly hard not to buy a car that doesn’t have some kind of infotainment element to it, too, but a new Consumer Reports publication points to some problems with infotainment, and to some cars that are particularly troublesome because of these added features. Cars on the Consumer Reports List Things like integrated GPS systems and audio systems that are high-tech can be a lot of fun, but when these things break problems arise. Some technology isRead More

Silvercar: A Different Kind of Car Rental Service

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If you’ve ever stood in line after a long flight and waited for a rental car, you know just how taxing this process can be. That’s why Silvercar was invented. Silvercar’s logo is “car rental that doesn’t suck,” and that’s exactly what the company tries to do. If you have an upcoming trip to book, here’s why you may want to check out Silvercar instead of going the regular car rental route. One Type of Car The thing that sets Silvercar apart from the other car rental agencies is that this company only rents one type of car: the AudiRead More